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Talita Nascimento holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a Master's degree in education from Teachers College, focusing on International Education and Development. Throughout her career, she has served in the investment bank investment bank BTG Pactual, in the Ministry of Education (MEC) and spent three months at the United Nations (UN) in a project focused on gender equality at the Youth Forum on the Status of Women. Currently, Talita is part of the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Educational Policies (CEIPE) of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), a great partner of Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro.

Pianist John Kamfonas, CC '09, recently performed at the Paris Center with cellist Eric Edberg as part of the Columbia Sounds Concert Series. He shares his experience in Paris, his apprenticeship with Jean Fassina, and his thoughts on the lost art of classical piano improvisation.

Como promover a conscientização e o engajamento de jovens de diferentes culturas para que possam impactar no futuro? Para Baitong Yan, fundadora da organização não-governamental No-Boundaries, a resposta está na arte. Instigar a criatividade e a imaginação de crianças e de adolescentes para retratar seus pontos de vista sob uma questão relevante inspirou a ex-aluna da Teachers College, da Universidade de Columbia, a criar uma plataforma internacional de arte e de educação visando conectar jovens artistas sem fronteiras de nacionalidade, de idiomas ou de cultura. É a arte engajada concebida pelos futuros líderes como ferramenta de reflexão e de transformação.

Once a month we share a photo from our archives. Today, we rediscover "The Little Tin Church" that used to sit in Reid Hall's back garden.

“We all know aid is the beginning of a sustainable conflict, as aid is more of an apology than a problem solver,” Muslimi said at the event organised by the Columbia Global Centres in Amman.

Tonia Casarin holds a Master’s degree in Education from Columbia University, she’s a Lemann Fellow and a Global Salzburg Fellow. Entrepreneur in the area of ​​education, Tonia works with the development of socio-emotional competencies. She is the author of the children's book "I Have Monsters in the Belly", which became a bestseller in Brazil. Tonia was one of the panelists during the Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro 5-year celebration event in March 2018.

José Edmilson da Silva holds a Master's degree in Physical Activity Science from Universidade Salgado de Oliveira (UNIVERSO), RJ. A milestone in his career was to implement and direct the first school geared to the sport of Brazil. to E.M. Juan Antonio Samaranch - Olympic Gymnasium Experimental, the GEO of Santa Teresa. Currently serves as Advisor I in the Municipal Department of Education Rio de Janeiro - SME / RJ, Rio de Janeiro City Hall. José Edmilson was one of the panelists during the event celebrating the 5 years of Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro in March, 2018.